8 Days Tour From Casablanca To Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert

8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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We will travel through the old imperial cities where the authenticity is mixed with the modern architecture, from Rabat and its Royal tombs and Palaces to Meknes and its beautiful gates and great walls, and then to Fes the oldest imperial city and the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco with its labyrinth markets and the beautiful colorful souks, ride camel and live like local people, spend a special night in desert camp under nomadic tents, enjoy a life time beautiful sunset over the great sand dunes of Sahara.

DESTINATIONImperial Cities & Sahara Desert
DEPARTURE LOCATION                         Casablanca
RETURN LOCATIONCasablanca
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 08:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM
DRESS CODECasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sun glaces
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off serviceFuel included
Transport by an air-conditioned vehicleProfessional driver/guide during the tour
Bottled water during the tourHalf-board accommodations in selected hotels and Riads
Overnight in Desert camp (dinner and breakfast included)Camel trek tour in sahara (one camel each)
Official guide during the guided city tours of the imperial cities
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance feesPersonal expenses
Tips and gratuitiesLunch and drinks
Anything not mentioned in the program

Highlights

  • Explore the medinas of the imperial cities of Morocco and its great ramparts.
  • Visit and discover the imperial cities of morocco: Rabat, Meknes and Fes
  • Discover the beautiful palaces and Kasbahs of Morocco
  • Discover the beautiful architecture of the old palaces and Kasbahs
  • Enjoy a camel ride and spend a special night in desert camp under the stars
  • Enjoy a guided walking tours in palm groves and canyons of Dades and Todra
  • Discover the Moroccan traditions and culture and meet local berbers

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Day 1: Arrival Casablanca Airport

Pick-up from airport and transfer to your hotel.

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Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez

After breakfast your driver will pick you up at the hotel for a visit to the Hassan II Mosque with its 210 meter minaret. You will then take the road of Rabat capital of the kingdom. You will continue to Meknes then to Fez through the holy city of Moulay Idriss and Volubilis where you will visit the Roman ruins. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Fez.

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Day 3: Fez guided city tour to explore Fes Medina

Breakfast a full day dedicated to guided visit of Fes: during the city tour you will visit the medieval Medina that was listed as UNESCO World Heritage, the Bouanania Medersa constructed in the early 14th century, the Karaouine Mosque (The ancient educational centre of Islamic studies and the first university in the world), and the Nejjarine Fountain. Continuing on your visit, you will view the blue gate, the medieval tannery, the Royal Palace, and then visit of the Souks. Overnight in Fes.

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Day 4: Fes – Midelt – Errachidia – Rissani – Merzouga

This stage towards Merzouga will be long and the departure will take place very early in the morning. You will cross the fabulous landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains and the High Atlas. You will make a meal stop in Midelt. The adventure will continue to Errachidia, at the gates of the Sahara then to the huge Oasis of Erfoud and its palm grove. You will be in the great south of Morocco. This long and beautiful stage will end at the dunes of Merzouga by a dinner under the stars around a campfire and a night under the Berber tents.

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Day 5: Merzouga – Erfoud – the valley of Dades – Ouarzazate

On the morning of the 4th day, you will get up early so you do not miss the sunrise over the desert before taking a camel ride. After breakfast you will come back to Erfoud. Continue to Tinghir and its splendid oasis at the entrance of the Gorges du Todgha, among the most beautiful in southern Morocco. You will then cross the Dades valley, its small palm groves and fruit and vegetable crops. Arrival in the evening at Ouarzazate for dinner. Night at the hotel.

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Day 6: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

The  day is dedicated to the visit of Ouarzazate, nicknamed the pearl of the desert and administrative center of the Draat region. Visit KasbahTaourirt in the center of Ouarzazate. It dates from the 18th century and was the main residence of Glaoui. Ouarzazate is also the capital of cinema in Morocco and casbahs are often used for filming. You will also visit the KasbahAït Ben Haddou. You will join Marrakech at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 7: A Day To Visit Marrakech

This day will be dedicated to the visit of Marrakech nicknamed the red city. You will see the main sites Koutoubia and its minaret, the Madrasa Ben Youssef the Bahia Palace, the Museum Dar Si Said, the peaceful gardens of Menara, Saadian tombs. Not to mention the Jamaa El Fna square in the heart of the medina, with its snake charmers, storytellers, magicians, jugglers, colors, music … Dinner show in a restaurant in the medina.

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Day 8: Transfer From Marrakech To Casablanca

After breakfast, departure for Casablanca, arrival and checking in your hotel, time at your disposal.

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